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The Meaning of Number 14
In Numerology, multi-digit or compound numbers are evaluated for meaning in a number of different ways.
The most common way to evaluate a compound number is to reduce it to an underlying root number and interpret the multi-digit number in the light of the root number’s vibrational essence.
Another way to evaluate a number that has two or more digits is to see it as a combination of the digits that form the number. Either way, evaluating the meaning of a compound number like 14 can help you gain increased understanding of what the universe is trying to communicate to you when it appears in your life.
Numerological Meaning of Number 14
Most Numerologists see the number 14 as indicating a time of change or transformation. It may appear in a number of different ways that you might not even detect right away. When Numbers appear again and again in our experience, it is a sign that spirit or source is trying to communicate with us.
Therefore, it is important to keep eye out for such communications.
In traditional Numerology, the number 14 would be evaluated by reducing it to its underlying root number. In this case, it would be 5 (1 + 4 = 5). Five is the number of the physical senses, making it primarily concerned with sensual pleasure.
When that energy is cast in a compound number, it is diluted or weakened to a certain extent.
This weakening is usually the result of being muddled by other energies weakening or modifying it.
In the case of 14, the sensual energies are weakened by the influence of the numbers 1 and 4 that also exert themselves whenever it appears. There is a general affinity between the energies of both 1 and 4 that give 14 a harmonious aspect.
While the numbers 1 and 4 are associated with the Sun and Earth respectively, number 5 which is the root of 14 is associated with the planet Mars and the Astrological sign of Aries. When these energies combine, the result can be unpredictable.
How the Number 14 May Appear in Your Experience
The number 14 appears most often as a person’s birth number. Your birth number is the day of the month on which you were born. When 14 appears in your birth chart, it indicates that you have innate personality traits come from the presence of 1, 4 and 5 in your chart, all of which are present in 14.
Independence and single-mindedness of purpose combine with the ability to bring projects to completion. Those who live under the influence of 14 are adventurous, original and charismatic.
If 14 is not in your birth chart, it is still possible for it to influence your life. The number 14 can appear as a time, a date, an address or even as part of a phone number. When 14 appears in your experience it may be a message from spirit designed to inspire you in some way.
The charisma of 1 with the work ethic of the number 4 suggests the ability to achieve in the worlds of business or politics. When 14 appears it may be a message for you to go after what you want in life without a fear of what other people are going to think.
The Symbolic Meaning of Number 14
The 14th card of the Tarot is called either Temperance or The Angel of Time. The image on the Temperance card reveals an angelic being bearing a golden goblet in each hand, pouring water from one goblet to the other, signifying a process of inner transformation.
Another curious detail of this card is that the Angel of Time is standing in front of the gates to the Underworld. We know the gates behind the Angel of Time lead to the Underworld because the next card in the Major Arcana series is The Devil.
It is as if the Angel of Time has appeared to reassure us as we prepare to hazard the depths in our pursuit of spiritual realization.
Balance, Harmony and Number 14
The Angel of Time on the Temperance card is pouring the water of the past into the goblet of our present day experience. This refers to a process of integrating past attitudes and impulses into our present mental and emotional experience. This is a reconciliation of sorts, resulting in a transformational process that brings about a strong, healthy and integrated personality.
Karma and the Future Pull of 14
The waters of the past that are being poured from one goblet to another in the Tarot card Temperance may be thought of as karmic debt, which ‘tempers’ the process of our spiritual development. This is why the number 14 is often associated with processes of cosmic debt.
Numerologists often warn people who have the number 14 in their chart that this idea of cosmic debt may make their present activities heavy with ‘throwing karma.’ Throwing karma is the power an event to ‘throw’ us into negative results.
Therefore, people who have the number 14 in their chart should always be careful about their life choices.
The karmic challenge for people who are influenced by the number 14 may be associated with the conflicting impulses that are sure to be a part of their nature.
The ability to integrate conflicting impulses and put them to the service of unity and achievement is the challenge for those who are influenced by the number 14.